Top Ten Most Socialist Countries

The Top Ten

Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Disgustingly high taxes. Many Norwegian conservatives often refer to the country as "the last Soviet state".

It's actually one of the richest countries keep in mind.

We're next to communism!

Would not argue with it being number 1.

Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

How about "Sweden isn't for the swedes? " Or "Rape capital of Europe" The government cares nothing for its native people; only Muslims and blacks from Africa matter. Highest taxes and all money and programs are for those invaders. The government lies about crimes, brainwashed our youth. Being"islamaphobic" is a crime but Muslims raping swedes is ok as they are seldomly punished. Sweden is by far the worst on any list. Money for rapists but nothing for the victims.

Basically they think all the Nordic countries are the socialist countries, I think that is true.

Everyone's favorite to point to.

Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

I also read some comparative survey reports indicating that since about 2-3 decades Danes have been showing the highest degree of happiness and satisfaction with life in the world.

One of the strongest welfare states in the world, also said to be the happiest country on earth.

Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

RE visitor comment: "how you're defining that", objective/subjective criteria, etc. I am not defining anything - these things are defined and measured by experts that know more than you and me. I just love reading.
These ARE objective criteria, each one having empirically measurable sub-criteria/indicators. Indicators are measured by credible international organizations.

The least popular of the Scandinavian countries.

A small country (5.5 million people), known for 2 things:
1) Finland usually tops many of the world’s best-of charts, such as the best country to live in, based on objective criteria: health, economic dynamism, education, political environment, quality of life, and so on.
2) Finland is the country with the biggest number of metal bands per capita in the world (3,400 bands).

Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

It's like USA, but better

If you are sick or lazy, move to Canada and let the hard working people pay your wage. It's become a fascist state where conservatism is labeled as racist, homophobic, and greedy. Unfortunately, most of the population is brainwashed by government funded schools that continues to let people believe cheap money is what will save our sluggish oil-based ecnonomy.

Yes. And keep your Marxism on your own side of the border.


I live in the Netherlands and most people don't mind paying taxes. The Netherlands has a great taxing system which works great. Parents get money to take care of their children, eldery people get money so they can care for theirselves, and people without a job, or unable to work get money so they can stay alive. Schools are subsidized and offer great education, including international projects and exchanges. Taxes here work great and I love that the Netherlands is quite socialist.

Of course the "visitor" was "exaggerating." He was taking a poke at the way the uninformed exaggerate life in the mythical Utopian paradise. While the per-capita GDP of the Netherlands is roughly comparable to that of the U.S., workforce participation in the U.S. is below 50 percent, meaning the U.S. is FAR more productive on a per-capita basis. Further, the Netherlands' personal income tax rate is 52 percent, and its social security tax rate is over 28 percent, for a combined tax rate of over EIGHTY PERCENT. This is orders of magnitude above the average tax burden in America. The Dutch can get away with this because they are a tiny nation with a relatively homogenous demographic (which has little appreciation of true liberty), relatively little infrastructure, relatively low unemployment rate, and this is key-- they needn't spend many hundreds of billions maintaining that mighty Dutch military. NATO-- meaning the U.S.-- guarantees their security. And NO NATO country pays its "fair ...more

"80 percent tax". No, I don't want to pay that. I also don't have over 3,000,000 euros.

A generally overlooked yet prosperous economy

The role of drugs and prostitution in their economic growth was extremely exaggerated by the visitor. Drugs and prostitution are mostly for tourists. Dutch people have been the healthiest European nation for long time according to many data sources (stats).
Their slogan is: "Don't work hard, work smart". Which they do - for about 20-30 years they have had the shortest working hours in the world. This is a middle class country - there's no visible and significant poverty there.

France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

France has the highest level of public expenses and taxes in all Europe, with the highest rate of social expenses in the world (as compared to its GDP : 34%) and then, should be considered as the most socialist country of all Europe...

Greatest healthcare system in the world

New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.

Possibly the poorest, but as wealth poors in faster, the economy improves.

Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

The most corrupt on the list.

Costa Rica Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

Poor due to lack of money and rain forest bulldozing, but functions better than the rest of Central America in economic prosperity terms.

The Contenders

United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

So many taxes (aka wealth redistribution) and so many Americans on government assistance. I'm surprised USA is not the number 1 most socialist country in the world.

Who tf voted for this? Literally one of the most extreme capitalist societies to ever exist. Highest income inequality/ wealth disparity of all countries.

I wish America was socialist. Who made this list?

Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.


Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

What a lot of crock! Nothing could be further from the truth. Australia is NOT a socialist country, and the government does NOT own all enterprise. Furthermore, privatisation is NOT outlawed. I don't know where you got all this utter nonsense from but it's certainly NOT from living in Australia which is a FREE COUNTRY! I live there so I know first-hand what Australia is like.

EXTREMELY AUthoritarian! Government owns ALL enterprise. Privatization is OUTLAWED IN ALL FORMS! However, our government generally has our best interests at heart, although General Cossgrove did also spend a lot of needless stuff such as statues of himself, which, since 2018, a lot of these have been toppled in West Australia by nato-backed Geurilla forces. But generally, we still like our government.

Our government may own SOME of the schools and hospitals, and we may get free healthcare. But, we are a capitalist nation and a lot of kids only care about money. Also, Australians would tell you to shut up if you’re a socialist.

Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.
Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.
Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to more.
Bolivia Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is located in western-central South America.
Nicaragua Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus.
Ecuador Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.
Czech Republic Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.
Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
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